Scots' men's golf trio excelling during summer amateur challenges

Scots' men's golf trio excelling during summer amateur challenges

Wil Manuel, a rising junior at Maryville College (Tenn.) from Chattanooga, won the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club Championship on Sunday, July 16th after rounds of 69-75-72 for a 3 over par 216 total.  

 

After his opening round of 69 which included three birdies and an eagle, Manuel took a four- stroke advantage over the field.  In the second round, his lead was cut to two strokes after a four over par 75.

 

On Sunday, he stretched his lead to seven strokes with a one over par 72. 

 

With the victory, Wil received an exemption into the prestigious Choo Choo Invitational that will be held at Council Fire Country Club in Chattanooga on July 24-27th.  The Choo Choo features a field of many of the country's top collegiate players.  

 

Ben Wolcott of Ole Miss is the defending champion.

 

Wil is a business management major at Maryville College and alum of Chattanooga Christian High School.

 

Rising Maryville College senior Doug Whitten of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada qualified for the 2017 Alberta Amateur which is set to start on Tuesday, July 18th at Ponoka Golf Club.

 

This will be his second consecutive appearance in Alberta's top amateur event.

 

Doug is also a business management major at Maryville College. His collegiate career low round is a three under par 69.

 

Garrett Compliment, a rising sophomore from Danville, Indiana qualified for and competed in both the Indiana Amateur and the Indiana Open this summer.  

In the Amateur, this Cascade High School product made the 36-hole cut and finished in a tie for 55th place.  More recently at the Open, which included many top professionals, Compliment missed the 36-hole cut.

 

Both Wil and Garrett, along with recent graduates Nik Kalolo and Mason Eschenberg were honored by the USA South Athletic Conference with Academic All-Conference honors following the 2017 season.

 

The trio of Manuel, Whitten, and Compliment while at Maryville College during the academic year, is under the guidance of Director of Golf Ron Waters.